The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen collaboration. In support of this collaboration, NASA and the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) jointly funded a new project to assimilate NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data and products into an existing decision support system (DSS) operated by the International Production Assessment Division (IPAD) of FAS. To meet its objectives, FAS/IPAD uses satellite data and data products to monitor agriculture worldwide and to locate and keep track of natural disasters such as short and long term droughts, floods and persistent snow cover which impair agricultural productivity. FAS is the largest user of satellite imagery in the non-military sector of the U.S. government. For the last 20 years FAS has used a combination of Landsat and NOAA-AVHRR satellite data to monitor crop condition and report on episodic events. Note: This animation shows where the world's food is grown versus where the world's food is consumed. The movie starts with global croplands and then fades to the countries that produce over 80% of the world's wheat, grain, and cereal. It then overlays the world's population density and then fades to show the countries that are projected to double and triple their population by 2050. Data Collected: 2003/07/26 - 2003/08/20. Animator: Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC), Cindy Starr (GST). Producer: Michelle Williams (UMBC). Scientist: Chris Justice (University of Maryland), Inbal Becker Reshef (University of Maryland). Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets: Gridded Population of the World (Version 3 Beta), Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Composite Vegetation Index, Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI).